Ada C. Nielsen


Managing Director


Core Competencies are all about making money for companies using her working knowledge in multiple operations.


She drives TPMG to be synonymous with

Think—Plan —Make Decisions—Go

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Senior Management – including CEO Role, P&L Management, Global Sales & Marketing, Licensing, Sales – Closing Deals, Sales training, M&A, Due Diligence, Market Analysis, Competitive Intelligence, Marketing Training, Product Management, Product Launch, R&D Management, Entrepreneurship, Valuation of R&D Projects/Portfolio Management, Stage Gate Management for Capital-Intensive Projects – New Products, Early-State Technology Development, Business Development, Commercialization, Scouting for talent, technology products, businesses 

Affiliations and Roles

–     The PeregrineMaven Group: Managing Director
–     Foodexus LLC: President, Chairman, CEO
–     Certified Licensing Professional


BP America:

–   Director, Intellectual Asset Strategy & Management, Upstream Technology

–   Manager, Commercial Development, PTA & Nitriles

–   Manager, Commercial Development, Chemicals Stream Central Technology

Amoco Chemicals:

–   Manager, New Business Development,

–   Chemicals Development & Diversification

Capstone International:

–   Founder & President

Chemical Waste Management, WMX Technologies:

–   Manager, Market Research & Business Planning

(Finance Department)

Angus Chemical Company: (Now part of Dow Chemical)

–   Vice President, Marketing

Velsicol Chemical Company:

–   Director, Global Sales & Marketing

Nalco Chemical Company:

–   Marketing Manager, Specialty Chemicals

Union Carbide Corporation:

–   Sales Representative, Coatings, Inks, & Adhesives Raw Materials

Colby-Sawyer College:

–   Dean of Students & Instructor in Chemistry

Mellon Institute, Pittsburgh:

–   Research in MetalPhysics


Wellesley College, A.B., Chemistry

Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business:

–     M.B.A. with Concentration in Finance & Marketing

Graduate Study in Theoetical Physical Chemistry (ABD)

–  CarnegieMellon University

–   Tulane University, N.S.F. Fellowship

–   Dartmouth College

Honors, Recognition & Volunteer Leadership

–   IAM Magazine’s Top 250 Global Strategists: 201320142015

–   Distinguished Fellow, Licensing Executives Society International

–   2014 (Inaugural Nominee)

–   Chair, LES Wisconsin Chapter, 20142015

–   President, Licensing Executives Society, USA & Canada, 2010

–   Chair LES International Chemicals, Energy, Environment & Materials

–   Chair LES International Education

–   Vice President, Licensing Foundation, 20042009; 2011

–   Volunteer Commission: State of Illinois Natural Resources & Conservation Board, Appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Illinois Senate; 20022008—followed by subsequent service on the Illinois Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability Board (now the Prairie Institute)

–   LES Education Contributions

–   Codeveloped new 1day course for business executives, “Connecting the dots from IP to Business”

–   Codeveloped 2day Competitive Intelligence Course (Handson)